Data Security Toolkit

Data Security Toolkit

Access and adopt ready-to-use Data Security for genomic data sharing below or download the full 5-year GA4GH Connect Strategic Plan.

Framework for Responsible Sharing of Genomic and Health-Related Data

The GA4GH Framework for Responsible Sharing of Genomic and Health-Related Data provides a principled and practical framework for the responsible sharing of genomic and health-related data. It contains foundational principles and core elements for responsible data sharing and is guided by human rights, including the right to benefit from the progress of science, as well as privacy, non-discrimination, and procedural fairness.


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Privacy and Security Policy

The GA4GH Privacy and Security Policy aims to guide the sharing of genomic and health-related data in a way that protects and promotes the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and services, and the privacy of individuals, families, and communities whose data are shared.


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Security Infrastructure

This document describes the security infrastructure policy and technology recommended for stakeholders in the international genomic data sharing ecosystem.


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New data security guidelines are being developed in the following areas:

Breach Response

Access Delegation

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Work Streams and Driver projects

Read about how we work to deliver tools to meet the real-world needs of the international genomics community.

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Report Bugs and Security Flaws

Please report bugs in GA4GH technical tools on GitHub. Report potential security flaws here: